Green River Community College

Green River Community College

Green River Community College is located in Auburn, Washington. It was founded in 1963. It is also known as GRCC and enrolls more than 9,000 students annually. GRCC offers various degrees and certificate programs in diverse areas of study.

GRCC has a diverse student body. The campus is also home to a number of student clubs and organizations. The college operates two radio stations, KGRG-FM and KGRG.

GRCC competes in the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges. Its sports teams are known as the Gators. The men's teams include baseball, cross country, basketball, tennis and golf squads; and the women's teams include soccer, basketball, tennis, cross country, golf and volleyball.

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Contacting Green River Community College

Green River Community College
12401 SE 320th St
Auburn , WA 98092-3622
General Phone: (253) 833-9111

Green River Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts575liberal arts and sciences, geography courses
Business and Management247business, accounting technology, marketing
Office and Administration138data entry, office management, general office occupations, business support services
Transportation126commercial pilot and flight crew, aviation operations, air traffic controller, air transportation
Mechanics and Repair61autobody repair, automobile mechanics
Engineering Technician59water quality and recycling tech, drafting, architectural drafting, mechanical drafting
Education and Teaching58elementary school teaching, early childhood education, teacher education, math teaching, physics teaching
Nursing and Emergency Medicine50licensed practical nurse, nursing assistant
Construction Trades39carpentry
Computer Science and Engineering33computer networking, network management, computer security, computer support
Science31physical sciences
Therapy and Counseling28physical therapist assistant
Production Trades25machinist, welding
Security and Law Enforcement23forensic science, criminal justice and police
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy18parks and recreation management, occupational therapist assistant
Medical Administration7medical transcription, medical secretary
Conservation and Resource Management6wetlands management, forest technology
Engineering5mechanical engineering
Law5legal secretary
Medical Support and Technology1medical coding

Number of programs and degrees for Green River Community College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree96035
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years217
Award of less than 1 academic year53025
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years241

Green River Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Green River Community College had a total enrollment of 6,919 students (6,071 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 61%
Black 5%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 7%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 12%
(Foreign Students) 9%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 17%
18-19 29%
20-21 15%
22-24 9%
25-29 9%
30-34 6%
35-39 5%
40-49 6%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)


Green River Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 57 %
Part-Time 46 %

Green River Community College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Auburn, Washington for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Washington Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Green River Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 2,834
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 8,337
Books and supplies $ 1,017

Financial Aid:
Green River Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 378000)

Green River Community College Faculty

Green River Community College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1115
Non-tenured and not on tenure track11

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankacademic year74$57,93861$57,026
All faculty totalacademic year74$57,93861$57,026

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Green River Community College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports102131

Green River Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business/Commerce, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Computer and Information Systems Security
System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager

Conservation And Resource Management
Forest Technology/Technician
Water, Wetlands, and Marine Resources Management

Construction Trades

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching
Mathematics Teacher Education
Physics Teacher Education
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Levels & Methods, Other

Mechanical Engineering

Engineering Technician
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD
Water Quality & Wastewater Treatment Mgmt & Recycling Tech

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary

Liberal Arts
Geography, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mechanics And Repair
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician

Medical Administration
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist

Medical Support And Technology
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Occupational Therapist Assistant
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management

Office And Administration
Business Operations Support and Secretarial Services, Other
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services
Office Management and Supervision

Production Trades
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist
Welding Technology/Welder

Physical Sciences

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Forensic Science and Technology

Therapy And Counseling
Physical Therapist Assistant

Air Traffic Controller
Air Transportation, Other
Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations

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What Sets Green River Community College Apart:

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Number of students
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Top 11%Green River Community College Number of students
% of degrees in transportation
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Top 15%Green River Community College % of degrees in transportation
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
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% of degrees in office and administration
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Top 17%Green River Community College % of degrees in office and administration
% of degrees in mechanics and repair
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Top 18%Green River Community College % of degrees in mechanics and repair

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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